Description of project
The Caribbean Natural Resources Institute (CANARI) provided technical assistance to the Organisation of Eastern Caribbean States (OECS) Commission to develop the OECS Green-Blue Economy Strategy and Action Plan, which is the first of its kind in the Caribbean and globally to combine green and blue economy strategies for sustainable development.
The Strategy and Action Plan builds on earlier work done by CANARI, in collaboration with the OECS Commission, to conduct a study of the current status, potential opportunities and capacity needs for a transition to inclusive and sustainable economic development in the Eastern Caribbean. See here for the full report “Exploring opportunities for transformation to inclusive, sustainable and resilient in the Eastern Caribbean” and also check out the “Eastern Caribbean Green Economy Barometer 2018” here. Key recommendations are summarised in CANARI Policy Brief No. 25 on “Transitioning to inclusive, resilient and environmentally sustainable economies in the Eastern Caribbean” (see here) and infographic on key policy actions here.
The study was presented to the OECS Council of Ministers – Environmental Sustainability (COMES) in July 2018 and again in May 2019. The Ministers acknowledged the efforts of and the OECS Commission and mandated the Commission to continue to work on the development and implementation of an OECS Green-Blue Economy Strategy and Action Plan as contributing to implementation of the OECS Development Strategy.
Development of the OECS Green–Blue Economy Strategy and Action Plan was supported through funding provided by the OECS Commission and co-financed by the European Union (DCI-ENV/2016/372-847).
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